Tag Archive | Red Tail Hawks

Red Tails & RAIN!!!

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It is finally raining at The Holler even though we are still in the midst of the worst recorded drought in California history.
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The rain isn’t nearly enough, but at least it will keep the hawks alive for awhile.
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I am unable to adequately describe the hawks, I love them so.
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Words fail, photos make due.
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Hawks are my friends here.
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So glad we moved to this iffy place, one of Southern California’s last remaining wild spaces.
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The Holler is built on a mountain with an empty valley below. Hawks often fly at our eye level or below, allowing us to look down on them as they soar. Normally hawks fly high, above us all.
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I suspect we all need to live this way, wild and free, and above it all.
Cheers to you from the indescribably free Holler Hawks~

A Holler Homecoming~

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There are the flutterbyes flying. (Please click to enlarge)
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Bees buzzin, flowers bloomin.
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The Holler hummers,
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are happy we’re home!
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The drought has broken and the rain is falling.
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Hawks are courting,
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and looking for nests!

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Where ever we roam, there’s no place like home!
And cheers to you from all the Holler happy critters, including us~

Summer Wildlife Anza Borrego Desert State Park!

When the mercury rises at Anza Borrego State Park in the summertime, the tourists tend to leave, and the wildlife tend to come closer. Check out this Big Horn sheep photo my son-in-law, Sean Malone, took this morning on a hike with his i-phone. The sheep walked right up to him on the trail.
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The Borrego Badlands present stunning eroded topography in the summer heat. They stretch on into the horizon and are loaded with fossils from ancient seas.
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Red Tail Surveying his realm!
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The Salton Sea is one of the world’s largest inland seas. It is also one of the lowest spots on earth at -227 below sea level. This Osprey was checking out the scene.
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The sea is referred to as a “crown jewel of avian biodiversity.” 400 bird species are found here, along with 30% of the American population of White Pelicans.
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Cheers to you from Borrego, a relatively warm 42C!